Friday, October 22, 2010

Ugly Meter App Rates Your Beauty

The Ugly Meter app for the iPhone is designed to scan your photo and then measure your level of beauty. The rating scale results are numbered from one to ten with ten being the ugliest. The app even comments on the results. The thought that this deserved media attention is insane. iPhone users have already downloaded this 99-cent app over 20,000 times.
What about the woman who has already constantly obsessed over her body image? Now they have something that will tear her even further apart. Drive her to plastic surgery or to starvation thinking her face is too fat.
Who set the criteria and determined what's considered beautiful? We've all heard the statement that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Well now it's in the hands of the next iPhone carrier. Mothers will be forced to console their daughters after some student cruelly uses this app to poke fun. Life isn't a Snow White fairytale and there's no magic mirror on the wall. I'd like a chance to rate the creators.
Where do we as consumers draw the line? Why is there a need to have such malicious things in our possession? As long as people buy the apps, they'll continue to offer them. This app's creator maintains that this was only done in fun. However, the reality is that people will use this for malicious purposes. I was also astounded to find that the app has to be purchased directly from The Ugly Meter will probably make them some exuberant amount of money.
What we as women have to remember is that we're in control of our destiny. If you feel it, believe it, and don't let something like this app bring you down.
Article first published as Ugly Meter App Rates Your Beauty on Technorati.


  1. I don't need an app to tell me I'm ugly. I already know I am!! DAMN! I can't believe people drop money on stuff like this, hey they could donate a dollar to my cause and I'll tell them they are beautiful!!

    Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands! and Lynhea Designs

  2. This is maybe the stupidest app I've ever heard of! And I agree that it's just feeding the machine on what/who is beautiful. I don't need some computer program to tell me that I'm beautiful or not...I'll leave that one for my husband!

    And they spent MONEY on it?!?!?

  3. I saw this on the FOX yesterday. Dumb people do dumb things.

    I've got a lot better Apps than this one.

    Thanks for stopping in.

  4. Saw it Fox the other day as well. And we wonder why our children are so messed and and worried about their appearance.

  5. This app is just another reason for children to bully one another.

    I will not be shocked if I saw this app on Dr. Phil No No list to Bullying!